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One man dead, another missing, after Chignik Lake boating accident

first_imgPublic Safety | Search & Rescue | SouthwestOne man dead, another missing, after Chignik Lake boating accidentDecember 29, 2020 by Isabelle Ross, KDLG – Dillingham Share:Chignik Lake. July 2019. (Alex Hager/KDLG)One man died and another is missing after a boat capsized in Chignik Lake Saturday afternoon, according to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers.The Coast Guard recovered the body of 42-year-old Fred Shangin of Chignik Lake Saturday evening. He died from cold water exposure, troopers said.Nicholas Garner, 39, also of Chignik Lake, is still missing. Taylor Lind, 24, was also in the boat and was rescued.According to troopers, the three men had loaded a snowmachine on the bow of a skiff.“Three individuals were transporting it to the north side of Chignik Lake when they hit a wave and the boat capsized,” said Austin McDaniel, a public information officer with the state troopers. “The skiff floated for around half an hour until they were able to get to the edge of the ice on the lake.”Lind was able to save himself.The troopers report that Shangin could not get off the top of the capsized skiff and succumbed to the cold while it was drifting. Garner hung onto the side of the boat but eventually went underwater and did not reappear. Troopers say the men were not wearing life vests.Two people, 24-year-old Kevin O’Domin and 21-year-old Denise Bereskin, were on shore but could not get to the boat to help with the rescue, according to troopers. A second boat, driven by Jamie O’Domin and a 16-year-old minor, arrived to help, but troopers say they could not reach the capsized skiff because of ice.Troopers were called to the area around 3 p.m. Saturday, and the Coast Guard arrived around 6:30 p.m.The Coast Guard transported Lind and those trying to help with the rescue to Chignik Bay. All are from Chignik Lake.Troopers say local residents have been unable to search for Garner due to a winter storm, but that search efforts will resume once the storm clears.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Cathay Pacific reports multi-billion dollar loss, despite valiant performance by cargo

first_img Cargo accounted for nearly 60% of Cathay Pacific’s revenues last year, up from 22% a year earlier, as the Hong Kong carrier announced a loss of HK$21.6bn (US$2.7bn).Group revenue fell by more than half as capacity plummeted 79% and passenger numbers 87%. The group is spending some HK$2.4bn on restructuring, which has cut the monthly cash burn by about HK$500m a month.Cargo was, of course, the star performer – but the February introduction of quarantine rules for crew in Hong Kong dampened even that business.“The new measures have resulted in a reduction to our passenger capacity of about 60%, a reduction to our cargo capacity of about 25% compared with January and an increase in cash burn of approximately HK$300-400m a month over the previous HK$1.0-1.5bn range,” said group chair Patrick Healy. By Alex Lennane 10/03/2021 © Ryan Fletchercenter_img Last year saw cargo revenue rise 16% over 2019, to HK$24.5bn, despite capacity down more than 35%, load factors increased by 8.9 percentage points compared with 2019, to 73.3%, and yields were up by 58.3%.“This [revenue rise] was a reflection not only of the imbalance in the market between demand and available capacity, but also of the extraordinary work of our people to secure revenue wherever possible in incredibly dynamic market conditions,” said Mr Healy.“We took numerous steps to add capacity, including operating 5,648 cargo-only passenger flights, chartering 680 freighter flights from our all-cargo subsidiary, Air Hong Kong, as well as loading cargo in the cabins of some passenger aircraft. We also converted four of our [777-300ER] passenger aircraft to allow for more cargo capacity by removing seats.”He added that the airline used this capacity to support its contract with Hong Kong Post.Cathay Pacific has 51 777-300ERs, acknowledged to be among the best aircraft for cargo-only flights. Lufthansa, by contrast, which last week reported almost identical cargo revenues to Cathay despite having seven fewer freighters, told media it was also unable to offer as many ‘preighter’ flights because it doesn’t operate 777-300ERs.“A330s are the next best,” explained LH Cargo CEO Dorothea von Boxberg, “but that aircraft is also in demand by the passenger side – so who gets the resources? It’s a passenger aircraft, so it goes to the passenger business.”Cathay said it currently had about 45% of its fleet – 82 aircraft – parked outside Hong Kong and has deferred aircraft deliveries. It anticipates that 34 of those aircraft were “unlikely to re-enter meaningful economic service again before they retire or are returned to lessors”.You can read Cathay Pacific’s full results here.last_img read more

NGOs stress need for government action on anniversary of Human Rights…

first_imgSouth Korea’s Ministry of Unification hosted a forum recently to mark the first anniversary of the passing of the North Korean Human Rights Act. Participants from various human rights NGOs in Seoul spoke on the importance of full implementation of the act.One of the most pressing issues raised at the forum was the need to reach a wider audience in North Korea that receives information from the outside. International pressure alone cannot change the North Korean government, and changes must be driven by improving knowledge amongst the North’s citizens themselves.Unification Media Group’s Lee Kwang Baek echoed this sentiment in his speech, noting that “Despite the Human Rights Act’s passing, there still exist major obstacles in promoting the idea of human rights within the North”.Lee believes the human rights problem is too overwhelming to tackle all at once, and that the most effective approach involves a constant and steady flow of information targeted at the largest possible number of people. He listed radio broadcasts as well as dramas and movies smuggled in on USB sticks as the most important methods that are currently influencing North Korean citizens.Lee also requested that the South Korean government approve access to stronger radio frequencies for private broadcasters in order to help them reach a wider audience. He said that “with our current capabilities, [civic] broadcasters are only able to reach about 1 – 2% of North Koreans,” adding that at the current rate, they are not able to reach a critical mass in their audience to spread outside information within the North. He believes that such action is necessary and will help to implement the Human Rights Act, but that it requires urgent government action.Kim Soo Am from the Korea Institute for National Unification spoke on a similar note, stressing the importance of improving the average North Korean citizen’s knowledge of the outside world. “With the increasing marketization of the country’s economy comes greater interaction among citizens from different regions and backgrounds, which deserves a new strategy tailored to the changing habits of North Korea’s citizens,” she said.Many at the forum also emphasized the importance of sources within the North who are providing information about the true nature of their system, which they say can then be broadcast back into North Korea, helping to expand their fellow citizens’ understanding of their own country. They hope that information about the true behavior of Kim Jong Un and other top cadres, and about corruption within the party, will help educate and change minds. Some additionally stressed that information regarding local incidents and weather disasters is vital to defectors seeking to stay up to date on events in their hometowns.“These days we are mostly getting information to citizens through radio broadcasts or smuggled USB sticks, but we also have to begin thinking about a way for them to access the internet,” said Mr. Lee, underlining the importance of helping the average citizen realize their right to free information.However, the broadcasting community feels that the government needs to provide more resources in order to expand the number of correspondents in the North. The hope is that with more public-private cooperation, they will be able to expand this number to hundreds of correspondents, exponentially increasing the dissemination of information within the North. Timing is also a concern, as many on the panel expressed apprehension over the effects of the current impeachment proceedings in South Korea and the change in administration sometime this year. Strengthening public-private cooperation was cited as key to the continuity of these programs and to the goals of improving the impact of efforts by NGOs, despite the potential for change in the South’s official North Korea policy.Head of NKnet Han Ki Hong said that during the Roh Moo Hyun administration, the government was not very engaged with North Korean human rights organizations, but that things have improved since then. “Now that our country’s policy on North Korea’s human rights is cemented in law, we do not have to worry about big changes, though we can expect some typical wrangling if the current opposition wins in the next election,” Han said during his presentation. Han also believes that all NGOs nevertheless have a responsibility to keep up the pressure on the next administration to ensure continued support of their mission. “We stand with others in criticizing the government’s failure to nominate a chairman for the North Korean Human Rights Foundation in accordance with the Human Rights Act,” Han continued, “but we believe there is much to be done in the way of improving ties between the various NGOs and the government in working on these matters.” Lee Young Hwan of Transitional Justice Working Group added that “the government’s relationship with NGOs has to change.” Lee believes that the government has a role to play in advancing diplomacy as well as assisting NGOs in pressuring the North on matters of human rights, but that the human rights organizations themselves must also unite around a shared platform regarding the most effective approaches.During his concluding address, the government’s Unification Minister Hong Yong Pyo emphasized the absence of human rights awareness in North Korea, where the people are expected to sacrifice themselves for the nation over things that are quite unfathomable to the outside observer. Hong highlighted an example, saying, “Last year, the North’s official newspaper ran a story glorifying the deaths of a student and teacher who drowned while trying to save the portraits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il from damage during a major flood.”“Last year’s North Korea Human Rights Act represents a significant step towards protecting the sanctity of life for citizens like that teacher and student,” Hong added. He expressed regret that the North Korean Human Rights Foundation has not yet been established, as he believes it will go a long way towards rallying the community around a common platform. Hong concluded by assuring the forum’s participants that he is working tirelessly along with members of the National Assembly to get the foundation up and running as soon as possible. NGOs stress need for government action on anniversary of Human Rights Act By Daily NK – 2017.03.10 9:03pm One year on, panelists discuss the challenges and implications of the North Korean Human Rights Act. Image: Daily NK There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News SHARE News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newslast_img read more

Ministry of National Security Hosts Opportunity Fair in ‘Russia’

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Hundreds of residents from the inner city community of “Russia” in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, and surrounding areas, turned up at the Hudson Street Early Childhood Centre Wednesday (August 26) to participate in an Opportunity Fair.The Fair, organised and sponsored by the Citizens Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) of the Ministry of National Security, featured a tent village in which several social services were made available to the residents at no cost.Persons in attendance were able to access information and to register to acquire important documents such as Taxpayer Registration Numbers (TRN), birth certificates from the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), and to access the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH).In an interview with JIS News, social worker with the CSJP, Melva Spence, explained that her organisation services some 11 inner-city communities in western Jamaica. She added that similar Opportunity Fairs will be held in all of them over the next few months.“Today, we have the RGD with us, they will be providing birth certificates to the individuals who need them. We have the National Insurance office, we have the TRN persons from the Internal Revenue Department. We also have the Peace Management Initiative (PMI), and the Social Development Commission (SDC), which will be giving information on the services that they provide,” she stated.She described the attendance at the Fair as overwhelming, adding that a huge amount of requests were for birth certificates from the RGD. She explained that many persons are unable to access benefits under the PATH programme because they do not have birth certificates.She issued an appeal for all inner-city residents to attend the Opportunity Fairs, whenever and wherever possible, so that they can access the services being offered.Meanwhile community member, Faye Taylor, told JIS News that she was very pleased with the services offered at the fair, adding that it is of great assistance to the members of the community as many of them are financially challenged. RelatedMinistry of National Security Hosts Opportunity Fair in ‘Russia’ RelatedMinistry of National Security Hosts Opportunity Fair in ‘Russia’ Ministry of National Security Hosts Opportunity Fair in ‘Russia’ National SecurityAugust 27, 2009center_img Advertisements RelatedMinistry of National Security Hosts Opportunity Fair in ‘Russia’last_img read more

Final A Stronger Vancouver open house held for public input on proposals

first_imgI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabel 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments Name*Email*Website guestLabelcenter_img Final A Stronger Vancouver open house held for public input on proposalsPosted by Jacob GrannemanDate: Wednesday, August 28, 2019in: Newsshare 0 Community members hear from city manager and representatives at final open house for 10-year-plan projects in Vancouver VANCOUVER — The third and final open house for A Stronger Vancouver saw high community turnout at the Water Resource and Education Center this week. Community leaders welcomed public input, and now move into the decision making process.A presentation by Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes, preceded an interactive time with posters and representatives from each proposed project to answer questions. Attendees ranked projects through a sticker voting system, and a coin-and-bucket tally.Final A Stronger Vancouver open house held for public input on proposals Community members met at Vancouver’s Water Resource Education Center on Aug. 27 to hear about A Stronger Vancouver’s proposed capital projects. Photo by Jacob Granneman The presentation addressed updates in several project proposals, as well as a general overview of what the leading capital projects are. Over 35 proposed projects and more than 25 programs, cumulates into a cost of $292.9 million if all were completed, according to documents distributed at the event. “At the foundation of this effort is really a long-term vision for the city of Vancouver,” Holmes said. “As we look at where we want to be 10 years from now, in 2030, the communities’ vision really is … first and foremost, being welcoming; a welcoming place for all who choose to make Vancouver home. Part of that, is really making sure we have improved affordability.”      In April, the team for A Stronger Vancouver presented tax increases of $30.1 million in their revenue package to City Council members and the city. The revenue would be derived from a series of tax and fee increases from year to year; each totalling over $30 million.These increases would likely come in the form of property taxes, a B&O tax and utility tax rates; the property tax raising an estimated $9.7 million annually, and the utility coming $3 million annually. Final A Stronger Vancouver open house held for public input on proposalsDuring the third and final A Stronger Vancouver open house, attendees voted on “A Stronger Vancouver is …” from the audience on their cell phones, and the results were projected live on the screen. Photo by Jacob Granneman The goal is to gauge community interest so as to accelerate and complete only the projects most important to the communities they impact. Focus areas of West, East and Central Vancouver have been outlined for this purpose.Among the largest capital projects are the replacement of the maintenance and operation center, commercial district infrastructure improvements, replacement of fire stations three and six, creation of new Fenton Park, and a redesign of Marine Park.Large amounts of updates and support is also proposed for law enforcement, rapid response rescue units, homelessness services, business district development, and traffic/pedestrian safety improvements. The city currently has a pedestrian collision rate that is twice the state average, according to Holmes. Private citizens as well as business representatives attended the open house, most with positive comments on the public opinion gathering process.Final A Stronger Vancouver open house held for public input on proposalsVancouver Police Department officers are seen here, in attendance with Chief James McElvain, at the third and final A Stronger Vancouver open house in central Vancouver. Photo by Jacob Granneman“I’m really impressed with the recitation. It makes it really understandable. It’s very clear,” said Vancouver resident Sue Pupo. “Especially the funding side, because that hasn’t been addressed at anything that I’ve been to before. Who’s going to pay for it, and I mean, I know we all do, but to prioritize it.”Others attended in representation of their neighborhood or business, and wanted to collect as much information to take back with them as possible. “The way it’s moving looks encouraging. It looks like they’re trying to spend money in the right places,” said Central Park neighborhood President Jim Thomas. “The only question I might have is, I saw they were talking about more jobs and it’s like, ‘Well isn’t more jobs going to move more people in and exacerbate the housing problem. I’m sure they’re looking at that too.” Several newer businesses had employees or representatives present, and many saw it as a way to better connect with the community and be in touch with what is happening. Final A Stronger Vancouver open house held for public input on proposals Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes, is shown here delivering his overview presentation on the proposed projects and programs for A Stronger Vancouver at the final open house. Photo by Jacob Granneman “We thought it was a great opportunity to learn about the community and our priorities,” said Jon Sze of WRK Engineers. “I’m just surprised that there were so many things going on. I didn’t even know about it.”  “I wanted to know what the community thought about all these different areas that we can improve, and how it may affect us and our work,” said Micahel Weiss, also of WRK Engineers. “We’re building engineers, and we want to see what residents and community members think about the changes that could eventually happen.”          Moving forward, the group plans to hold several multilingual meetings, focus groups and a large scale community survey, all of which will be presented to council, Holmes said. Input on the projects is also being accepted online until Sept. 15.  Holmes said the group is currently expecting a final decision addressing which capital projects will be initiated and what the payment method will be, from City Council in November or December of 2019.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : La Center teachers back to work, happy with new contract Next : Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition strategy: Let Payton be PaytonAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. 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Ozone Recovering, But Unlikely To Stabilize At Pre-1980 Levels, Says CU-Boulder Study

first_imgWhile Earth’s ozone layer is slowly being replenished following an international 1987 agreement banning CFCs, the recovery is occurring in a changing atmosphere and is unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, says a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. The recovery is a result of the 1987 Montreal Protocol banning chlorine pollutants from the atmosphere, said Betsy Weatherhead, a researcher with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But by the end of the century, ozone levels could be slightly higher or slightly lower than before 1980 because of high natural variability and human caused changes like warming temperatures, said Weatherhead. A paper by Weatherhead and Signe Bech Andersen of the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen is featured on the cover of the May 4 issue of Nature. “We now have some confidence that the ozone layer is responding to the decreases in chlorine levels in the atmosphere due to the leveling off and decrease of CFCs, and most of the improvements are in agreement with what we had hoped for with the Montreal Protocol in place,” she said. “But we are not out of the woods yet, and the ozone recovery process still faces a number of uncertainties.” At high latitudes, for example, warmer temperatures at Earth’s surface can trigger colder conditions in the lower stratosphere and promote the formation of polar stratospheric clouds, which can contribute to severe ozone depletion. “During the next few years, ozone levels in the Arctic will be strongly influenced by stratospheric temperature, possibly resulting in delayed recovery or record-low observations,” the authors wrote in Nature. The new study shows a larger than expected recovery of ozone in the northern mid-latitudes in recent years, she said. The increase may be partially a result of natural variability, including shifts in air temperatures and atmospheric transport, the influences of the 11-year solar cycle and an absence of major volcanic activity on Earth. The 1993 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, for example, caused ozone levels to backslide for several years, Weatherhead said. Future ozone levels likely will be dominated by air temperature, atmospheric dynamics and an abundance of trace gases, she said. Trace gases include significant amounts of nitrous oxide, or N2O — a result of fertilizer production on Earth — and could lead to significant depletion of protective ozone molecules. “In another 50 years CFCs won’t be the dominant factor controlling ozone,” she said. “Instead, we think it will be factors like greenhouse gases, N2O and methane.” The Nature study, which shows ozone levels have stabilized or increased slightly in the past 10 years, used data from satellites and ground stations to compare changes in the ozone layer to past depletion levels. The researchers used data from 14 modeling studies published by scientific groups from around the world for the study. The ozone data was collected by a suite of NASA and NOAA satellites and ground stations. The new study follows a 2005 study led by Weatherhead indicating the ozone layer was no longer in decline following nearly two decades of depletion from harmful chemicals. While ozone depletion has been most severe at the poles, there has been a seasonal decline of up to 10 percent of ozone at mid-latitudes, the location of much of North America, South America and Europe. “Since the full recovery of the ozone layer is probably decades away, the amount of UV radiation reaching Earth is likely to remain elevated for some years,” she said. “People still need to take precautions when spending time in the sun.” Scientific evidence indicates ozone was relatively stable over the past few thousand years, said Weatherhead. The Arctic is the only place in the world where indigenous people were spurred to develop protective mechanisms to shield their eyes from UV radiation, and fossil pigments of plants imply UV radiation has been stable for thousands of years. “It is the past few decades that have been unusual,” said Weatherhead. Now ratified by more than 180 nations, the Montreal Protocol established legally binding controls for nations on the production and consumption of halogen gases containing chlorine and bromine. The primary source of ozone destruction is CFCs, once commonly used in refrigeration, air conditioning, foam-blowing equipment and industrial cleaning. About 90 percent of the ozone measured in the study, known as total-column ozone, is found between 10 miles to 20 miles above Earth’s surface in the stratosphere, Weatherhead said. The ozone layer protects the planet from the harmful effects of UV radiation, including skin cancer and cataracts in humans and damaging effects on ecosystems. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 2, 2006 last_img read more

PM Challenges National Sport Council to Influence Sport Development

first_imgPM Challenges National Sport Council to Influence Sport Development Office of the Prime MinisterApril 23, 2013 RelatedPrince Michael Lauds Jamaicans RelatedGround Broken for New Barracks at Up Park Camp RelatedPublic Servants Agree to Wage Restraintcenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister and Minister of Sport, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has challenged members of the reconvened National Council on Sport to influence Government’s decisions and policies on sport development.Addressing the Council at a meeting at Jamaica House on Tuesday, April 23, the Prime Minister said sport should be explored and treated as a big business and “we have a responsibility to ensure that we push this area of development in the same way as tourism” and the Council needs to explore how we can exploit greater earnings from sport. The Prime Minister said the development of sport at all levels, particularly in the basic and prep schools, is critical to Jamaica’s continued success in sport.For her part, the Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley outlined the 2013/2014 strategic priorities for Sport to the Council and gave an overview of the National Sport Policy which was tabled in March 2013. She added that the growth and development of sport in Jamaica requires innovation and creativity.Among the priorities outlined were: updating of the National Sport Policy aligning it with other national policies and international treaties with respect to sport development and physical education; building and strengthening of multi-sectoral linkages with key stakeholders in sport development; development of the National Sport Museum; enhancing and leveraging the sport component of Brand Jamaica; establishing an enabling economic environment to attract investment to support a robust sport industry; establishment of advanced sport institutions and programmes in Jamaica; development of a long-term national plan for design, development, maintenance and management of sport infrastructure islandwide; and the design and upgrade of national and community facilities for multi-purpose use to include accessibility for all persons.The 23 member Council which represents a cross section of the various sporting discipline is the advisory body to the Government on matters related to sport. The Council will advise the Government on relevant aspects of sport development and coordinate sport activities; analyse the impact of government’s policy directives and assess through feedback mechanisms, the efficiency of policy initiatives.Contact: Communications Unit-OPMTel: 926-0244Fax: 920-4684 Email: [email protected]: read more

Wiesberger (63) leads by two at European Open

first_imgBAD GRIESBACH, Germany – Bernd Wiesberger made nine birdies and one eagle to lead the European Open by two strokes after a shortened opening day. Play started 3 hours, 25 minutes late because of fog, and some leading contenders did not complete the first round in fading light. Wiesberger finished with an 8-under 63, notching five birdies on the back nine, where he started. The Austrian, who hasn’t missed a cut on the European Tour this season, produced a double bogey on the first, and had another bogey on the fourth, but recovered with an eagle on the eighth. Renato Paratore of Italy was two shots adrift, with six birdies and an eagle to compensate for a double bogey on the fifth. Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard, American Daniel Im, and England’s Steve Webster all held the lead before Wiesberger’s late charge took him to the top, and they finished the day at 5 under, along with Sweden’s Michael Jonzon. England’s Matthew Southgate was also at 5 under through 11 holes.last_img read more

Hurricanes stay in title race

first_img‘ Published on August 8, 2020 Shop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ Hurricanes stay in title race Post by Dylan Jack Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Super Rugby, Top headlines center_img Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoThe Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The Hurricanes kept themselves in the hunt for the Super Rugby Aotearoa title after claiming a deserved 31-18 bonus-point win over the Chiefs in Wellington on Saturday. DYLAN JACK reports.After picking up a full house of points, the Hurricanes stayed in third place on 21 points, but are now three points away from the log-leading Crusaders, who face the Highlanders on Sunday. The second-placed Blues have a bye this weekend, before facing the Crusaders next weekend.The result sets things up for an entertaining Sunday clash as the Crusaders could claim the title with a win against the Highlanders, but neutrals would be hoping that the race goes down to the final round of the tournament next weekend.Unfortunately for the Chiefs, their club-record losing streak has now been stretched to nine games. This was very much in pattern with their previous losses as Warren Gatland’s side kept themselves in the contest until the final 10 minutes, when their shaky defence ultimately cost them. As the Chiefs have a bye next weekend, they will finish the tournament without a win, but their young side can take plenty of lessons from the past season.A first-half brace from in-form midfielder Peter Umaga-Jensen gave the Hurricanes a 12-3 lead at half time. One of Umaga-Jensen’s tries was expertly set up by South African-born wing Wes Goosen, who threw a brilliant offload to keep the ball from going into touch.The Chiefs were losing the momentum battle in the first half and their woes were compounded when they lost captain Sam Cane to a concussion after the All Blacks skipper was injured in a tackle.Despite their struggles, the Chiefs managed to stay in the contest and were given a boost when Kobus van Wyk was shown a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Brad Weber.  While they were unable to get over the line, the Chiefs went into the shed 12-3 down, although the Hurricanes would have felt short-changed with their nine-point lead, given their dominance.The Chiefs finally exploited their numbers advantage at the start of the second half as they sucked Hurricanes defenders into a maul before spreading to allow Sean Wainui to score in the corner. However, the Hurricanes hit back straight afterwards as Dane Coles finished off an initial linebreak from Vince Aso.The Hurricanes then extended their lead as Jackson Garden-Bachop exploited space out wide with a clever cross-field kick to allow Van Wyk to mark his final home appearance with a try.To their credit, the Chiefs stayed in the fight and moved to within seven points of the lead after Bradley Slater went over from a back of a maul. However, the game was settled when substitute back Billy Proctor scored after the Chiefs slipped a few tackles after a scrum.Hurricanes – Tries: Peter Umaga-Jensen (2), Dane Coles, Kobus van Wyk, Billy Proctor. Conversions: Jordie Barrett (3).Chiefs  – Tries: Sean Wainui, Bradley Slater. Conversions: Damian McKenzie. Penalties: McKenzie (2).Hurricanes – 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 12 Vince Aso, 11 Wes Goosen, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 TJ Perenara (c-c), 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles (c-c), 1 Ben May.Subs: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Pouri Rakete-Stones, 19 Kane Le’aupepe, 20 Devan Flanders, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Billy Proctor, 23 Jonah Lowe.Chiefs  – 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Kaleb Trask, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 Ollie Norris.Subs: 16 Bradley Slater, 17 Rob Cobb, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Lisati Milo-Harris, 22 Quinn Tupaea, 23 Kini Naholo.Photo: Getty Images ‘ Peter Umaga-Jensen scores for the Hurricanes ‘  131  5 ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFormer Bok captain: ‘SA Rugby operating a class system’SA Rugby MagUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

House Members Cheer Plan For DFCS Expansion

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility State House lawmakers on both sides of the isle say they support Governor Nathan Deal’s plan to expand the Division of Family and Children Services.Republican state Rep. Terry England, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee and holds a key position in annual budget negotiations, says DFCS is ripe for a funding boost after years of budget cuts.  As heard on the radio1:53“Kind of things are starting to turn a little bit toward the better in the economy, that it opens up some avenues to be able to do some things and fix some things that we’ve been looking at for a while,” England said.A study by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute published last year says the Department of Human Services, which oversees DFCS, saw a 20 percent cut in state funding between Fiscal Year 2009 and 2013.Deal announced Wednesday plans to hire more than 500 new caseworkers and supervisors and increase the division’s budget by $27 million over the next three years. That’s after the recent deaths of two children who had a case history with the division – and who had prior complaints screened out over the phone with little to no investigation, though Deal said the plan is not in response to those cases.Deal will include the first funding stage of the plan – a $7.4 million boost for 175 hires – in his upcoming budget proposal, and said the money will come from new state revenues. England said he trusts Deal’s assessment that the money is there.“I don’t think he’d make that commitment unless he was fairly certain the money was there,” England said.Annual tax revenues are up about 5.9 percent compared to the same time last year, according to Deal.Democratic State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, who sits on both the House Appropriations Committee and the House Juvenile Justice Committee, said expanding the division would be money well spent.“I think it’s a priority, and I think the governor is asserting his leadership to make it a priority,” Oliver said.Oliver said “sever” budget cuts have meant more cases for fewer DFCS caseworkers, a point she thinks has made the state vulnerable to a lawsuit. She points to the settlement of a 2002 federal class action lawsuit, Kenny A. v. (former Gov. Sonny) Purdue, that, among other things, capped caseloads for Fulton and DeKalb county DFCS employees. Oliver said no such limit exists in the state’s other 157 counties.“This infusion of money for new case workers I think may help equalize a lower case load standard for the state,” Oliver said.A spokesman for Deal said caseloads in DeKalb and Fulton average around 10, compared to 17.5 in the rest of the state.Deal’s office said the new hires should bring the latter number down to 15.  Share Related Stories 1:53 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more